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President Obama’s America

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104 Responses to “President Obama’s America”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    June 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    furst. go uruguay.

  2. 12 Gazelle
    June 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    [The stupid are really stoopid!]

    PHOENIX — Pressure on the state’s top school official to resign continued to mount Monday as more anonymous blog posts from John Huppenthal emerged.

    Using an online alias, the superintendent of public instruction posted several comments on a conservative-leaning website calling for no Spanish language in the state.

    In one post Huppenthal wrote, “We all need to stomp out balkanization. No Spanish radio stations, no Spanish billboards, no Spanish TV stations, no Spanish newspapers. This is America, speak English.”

    Huppenthal followed up with another post on the same site that said, “I don’t mind them selling Mexican food as long as the menus are mostly in English. And, I’m not being humorous or racist.” [.....]

    .

    http://www.azfamily.com/news/politics/Pressure-builds-for-Huppenthal-to-quit–264331691.html

    • 13 Desertflower
      June 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      :) ah yes! I have had my own run ins with this idiot online !! There’ a more stupid where this came from

    • June 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      This is happening in ARIZONA. Geeze, unbelievable.

    • 15 MightyPamela
      June 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      No doubt this ‘person’ confuses English, with American. They think they are so eff’ing smart. Wonder how many languages his well-developed (not) brain commands? Certainly not ‘English’.

  3. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Another biting incident?

    This dude’s an animal.

    • June 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Suarez is a hooligan & cheat. Remember how he used his hand 4 yrs ago to yank Ghana’s goal out from goal line, which denied Ghana entry into semi-finals? Ghanaians hate him with the passion of a 1000 suns

      • 18 Nerdy Wonka
        June 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

        He’s a scumbag. He did a similar thing to Chelsea by biting Ivanovic then scoring in a cheating manner.

        The douchebag should be hidden away from society.

      • 19 CBO
        June 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

        Actually, let’s be fair, Ghana denied Ghana entry into the semi-final.

        Ghana missed the resulting penalty kick, did they not?

        And then had extra time against a team with one less player to win it and still couldn’t.
        And then lost it in penalties.

        Not saying that what Suarez did was right by any extent of the imagination – but Ghana still had plenty of opportunities to win after that (including one glaring one immediately after that incident)

    • June 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks a GAZILLION for the post Nerdy!!

      CanNOT get over Suarez biting again, ASTONISHING.

      • June 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

        He’s an imbecile. We in Ghana hate him hate him hate him. see my comment above for reason. He should be thrown out of civilized society.

      • 23 Nerdy Wonka
        June 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

        It’s freaking crazy, Chips. This is the third time he’s done it. THIRD. I remember him biting Ivanovic during a match against Chelsea.

        It was horrific to watch.

        He really should be removed from civilized society.

        • June 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

          Just the craziest thing ever, Nerdy, this guy is a magnificent footballer, but a seriously screwed up human being.

          • June 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

            But the Fifa profile on him says he’s a wonderful leader at Scouserland, er, Liverpool!

            • June 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

              :-) Methinks he won’t be doing any leading at Scouserland or anywhere else for some time: Gotta get at least a year’s ban now. Bonkers stuff.

              • June 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

                One time: Ok, perhaps heat of the moment. Second time: Yes, ban him for 10 games. Third time? During the WC? If Fifa and the FA don’t do something they’ll lose what little credibility they have.

                • June 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

                  I think they will LL, specially when an Italian was the victim – if it was the other way around, I reckon Fifa would find an excuse for doing nothing much at all. Much as I loathe Liverpool, I swooned at his form last season, he’s so utterly brilliant, but he’s screwed in the head.

    • 29 Nena20409
      June 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      And he was not red-carded?

      What is this, Boxing? This should get him banned from the sport, should it not? Is he a Vampire?

  4. 30 Gazelle
    June 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Where’s GGail? Goooaaallll! GGail, your comments made me LOL. Admired your tenacity! :)

    • 31 GGail
      June 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Gazelle, I’m here :-)
      I’m trying to process that I’ve been watching TWO games here at work. I have no sound and I’m trying to pretend to be working. Thank goodness my boss is out of town till tonight and I had a 15 minute phone call and took care of him, first thing this morning.

      I loved the effort of both games, but I’m stunned at the violence that I’m beginning to see – head butting, intentional tripping, one guy kept getting the Yellow card? I’m glad I didn’t see the alleged biting – yuck!

      I’ll return to my viewing after lunch. I’m learning soooo much :D Thanks for your support Gazelle!

      • 32 Gazelle
        June 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

        Go GGail! You’re going to have to give me lessons pretty soon! That biting business is sicko! Not sure how/why he gets away w/ it. Hopefully the teams that are left will continue to play the beautiful game.

  5. 34 Don
    June 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Did someone just faint during the press briefing?

  6. 37 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Au for the one and only Amk ;)

    Congrats, sir.

  7. 38 Don
    June 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I think they ended the presser.

  8. 39 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    The GREAT news as TOLD at TOD by NW. Yes!

    If only there was a national media worth it’s Journalistic salt.

    Brilliant. The Truth will set the lazy, lame and hateful DC/NY pretentious pundits.

    Thanks NW. You are 3 Times a Lady and a TOD Journo.

  9. 41 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    A bit of a worrisome tad bit. Moments ago at the James Brady Press Room.

    Just had a few minutes now watching the WH briefings and someone fainted or dropped and that ended the presser. I don’t know what happened or how long the presser has gone on.

  10. 42 Don
    June 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    She’s ok now, she’s up on her feet, Josh Earnest ended the presser because a journalist passed out. But everything seems to be ok now.

    • 43 Nena20409
      June 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Don.

      God forbid if a Journo were to flat line……the Media and their conspiratorial cousins, the Talk Hate right wingers, Fox and the TBGOPers would have a Summer Filed Day.

      Thank goodness.

      JoScar had a DEAD 26yrs old and not much was said about. Today he earns over $6M and has 3hr M-F hatefest on MSNBC.

  11. 44 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    And here we go. What an animal. This is the third time he’s done this. THIRD!

    • 45 Don
      June 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      I’m not really a soccer follower, but this is outrageous, this guy should be suspended for the rest of the world cup.

      • June 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

        Hell, he should be jailed. That’s assault and battery with a very dangerous weapon – teeth loaded with bacteria. Whomever that player is, they better get that wound clean and watch him closely for infection.

    • 47 forus50
      June 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      I saw that. What a dirty, disgusting player – not the first time he’s played dirty for sure. And he did it to get Italy distracted – sure enough Uruguay scores a few minutes later. I

    • 48 amk for obama
      June 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Jeez. And there was no provocation either. Will the corrupt fifa finally act?

  12. 49 amk for obama
    June 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    and sri lankans defeat brits in cricket with just one ball to spare. not a good day for limeys.

  13. 52 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/stivers-chief-of-staff-penis-photo

    Rep. Steve Stivers’ (R-OH) chief of staff, Adam Kuhn, resigned on Tuesday after a former porn actress posted a picture of his penis to Stivers’ Twitter account, Politico reported.

    “Congressman Stivers accepted Adam Kuhn’s resignation today,” Courtney Whetstone, a spokesperson to Stivers, said in a statement to TPM. “The office is not commenting on his personal life.”

    Hmm?

  14. 53 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcdonnell-trial-additional-gifts

    An island vacation worth $23,000 is part of a potentially crucial dispute taking place in the buildup to the federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen McDonnell.

    The Washington Post reported late Monday that prosecutors have accused McDonnell and his family of accepting the lavish May 2012 from a hotelier with ties to the University of Virginia: Board of Visitors Vice Rector William H. Goodwin Jr.

    A month after the trip, McDonnell appointed Goodwin to serve as a “senior advisor” to the University of Virginia’s board (Goodwin had previously served a a board member). Over the years, Goodwin also made nearly $200,000 in contributions to McDonnell’s political action committee, campaign, and inaugural committee.

  15. June 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  16. 55 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/abc-news-launches-24-hour-network-on-apple-tv/

    On Tuesday ABC News announced the launch of a 24-hour news network on Apple TV, promising “immediate access to live, multi-streaming video and on-demand content, entertainment news, live hourly updates, original programming and video highlights” from its marquee news shows.

  17. June 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  18. 61 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-miami-shooting-20140624-story.html

    Two people have died and at least eight others were transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds after an early morning shooting at a Miami apartment complex, police said.

  19. June 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

  20. June 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Was this posted already?

    Beltway MSM tweeters close their eyes and refuse to report on “How’s that trickle down workin’ for you, America?”

  21. 66 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-chip-implanted-brain-thoughts-sleeve.html

    For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

    Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb. Burkhart is the first of a potential five participants in a clinical study.

  22. 67 amk for obama
    June 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    gunnite folks. (damn you, hf, ‘your don’t let xxxx bite’ has come true).

  23. 68 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    http://www.voanews.com/content/boko-haram-suspected-in-mass-kidnappings-of-nearly-100/1943577.html

    //////// Unfortunately……the sickness continues. So sad. /////

    Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and young girls, as well as 31 boys, in restive northeast Nigeria, a local official and a vigilante leader said on Tuesday.

    The group was kidnapped in the last week during a Boko Haram attack on Kummabza village in the Damboa district of Borno state, which left at least 30 dead, according to residents who escaped the violence.

    Nigerian security forces, which at first denied the kidnappings, are now looking into the alleged abductions.

    • June 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Heard this on the radio this morning. The report also said that the Nigerian government denies this event, which they did in April, too.

      How corrupt must Goodluck Jonathan’s government have to be in order to be so indifferent to the fate of their young scholars?

  24. 70 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    DNC has Got to start call out these manipulative rightie propagandists.

    • 71 donna dem 4 obama
      June 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Reince would be vowing a Repub boycott of all these shows if the shoe was on the other foot. Sigh!!!

  25. June 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Also this.

    While Beltway DC MSM do their best to ignore actions taken by POTUS, FLOTUS and VP Biden, print versions of local newspapers do not.

    Newseum no longer offers my local newspaper front page, but one of @vcstar’s above-the-fold front page headlines today was:
    “Forum covers work, family” by Seattle Times’ reporter Kyung M. Song.

  26. 75 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I am in moderation. Free me ;) Thanks.

  27. 78 donna dem 4 obama
    June 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Elizabeth just let loose on Boehner. She should tell us how she really feels. :) :) :)

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      June 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Some days you just gotta tell it like you see it! I’m sure she had more to “offer,” too. :)

    • 80 Obama Grandmama
      June 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      It is as if Speaker Boehner is afraid of having to read as it would be too much work if there were too many words, or pages.

  28. 81 donna dem 4 obama
    June 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  29. 82 57andfemale
    June 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  30. June 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

  31. 88 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/06/23/ron-johnson-gay-marriage-voters-states/

    Sen Johnson……How magnanimous and courageous of YOU? Not!

    WI vote this foolish idiot out in 2016.

  32. June 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    China cannot sustain this.

    The backbeat to life in China these days is a drone of statistics about the degraded environment: State media have reported that nearly 60% of China’s groundwater is polluted and 19.4% of farmland is contaminated. Of 2,028 days between April 2008 and March 2014, Beijing had just 25 days of air quality considered “good” by U.S. standards, figures from the U.S. Embassy here showed.

    http://www.latimes.com/world/great-reads/la-fg-c1-china-art-pollution-20140507-story.html#page=1

    • June 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Welcome to “Capitalism” and “Free Enterprise” is not exactly free. The next step is to buy up all the American farmland at a very high price because Americans will sell their souls for a good price to pollute our land, air, food and water.

    • 92 jacquelineoboomer
      June 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Wow is right! Probably no food plus excitement = never-ending embarrassment for that poor young woman!

      I can see her memoirs one day:

      I Fainted Dead Away in the White House Briefing Room*
      *and You Think You’ve Had a Bad Day

      • 93 Linda
        June 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        never-ending embarrassment for that poor young woman!

        brought to her by her colleagues on cable news that will show it in a never ending loop calling it ” News “

        • 94 jacquelineoboomer
          June 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

          Exactly. And if she were a little more famous, hound her for a week trying to get her to say it was the President’s fault because he won’t let anybody take a lunch break!

          Poor woman!

  33. June 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I do not pay attention to polls…howver this article by Spandan proved interesting….with the last line saying it all

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    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/6/24/polls-have-no-good-news-for-republicans

    While the GOP and the Tea Party have done a good job of pulling down the president with them in the polls, not only is he notches above them, they have actually been shooting themselves in the foot a lot more. The poll, or others like it, are not, in any shape or form, indicating a bloodbath for Democrats or a second Republican wave in November, the media’s drama queen nature notwithstanding.

    2014 is not 2010. Not unless we let it be.

  34. 96 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/wealthy-parents-start-super-pac-to-fund-millennial-sons-congressional-campaign/

    But Turner — not to be confused with actual Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH10) — has plenty of experience to serve in the United States Congress, reports Mother Jones:

    Like most millennials, he’s held plenty of part-time work. In 2013, he was elected to the Oklahoma House, where he became known for introducing a bill to ban all marriage in Oklahoma. That way, Turner explained, the state could prevent same-sex marriage without running afoul of the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional.
    His campaign website describes him as an entrepreneur and a consultant to inventors and manufacturing startups—although it doesn’t identify any businesses he’s advised, and a Nexis search and a search of Oklahoma’s business entities failed to turn up any corporations in Turner’s name.
    /////

    Talk about Pampered……seriously? They could find a better way to spend their Money?

  35. 97 lockewasright
    June 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Out comes my trusty enameled, iron, dutch oven. I love my enameled pot.

    Bone in center-cut pork chops
    Garlic
    Fresh Basil
    Finely diced onion, celery, and carrot
    Crushed tomatoes
    Bay leaves
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Italian Seasonings
    Salt and Pepper
    Virgin Olive Oil

    Season and brown the chops so they deposit schmutz on the pot, set them aside and sautee the onion, celery, and carrot until soft. Toss in the garlic and deglaze the pot with some wine. Dump in the crushed ‘maters, and some more wine. Stir in the chopped basil and bay leaves, tuck in the chops, and simmer indefinitely.

  36. 99 Linda
    June 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Police were looking for a vandal who spray-painted “Benghazi” on a sign promoting the book tour outside the Chappaqua Public Library, News 12 Westchester reported. Local residents, and one ten-year-old Clinton fan in particular, told News 12 that defacing the sign was unacceptable behavior for a member of their community

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hillary-clinton-benghazi-chappaqua

    American Exceptionalism ?

  37. 100 Linda
    June 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    At least one GOP official in Arkansas thinks Hillary Clinton would receive a rather chilly welcome as a 2016 presidential candidate in her adoptive home state.

    “She’d probably get shot at the state line,” 2nd Congressional District party chairman Johnny Rhoda told U.S. News. When pressed that Clinton would likely still enjoy some level of affection in the state where her husband Bill served as governor for 10-plus years, Rhoda held firm.

    “Nobody has any affection for her,” he said. “The majority don’t.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/arkansas-gop-official-hillary-shot

    I am guessing this man calls himself a ” Patriot “

  38. 101 Linda
    June 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    An island vacation worth $23,000 is part of a potentially crucial dispute taking place in the buildup to the federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen McDonnell.

    The Washington Post reported late Monday that prosecutors have accused McDonnell and his family of accepting the lavish May 2012 from a hotelier with ties to the University of Virginia: Board of Visitors Vice Rector William H. Goodwin Jr.

    A month after the trip, McDonnell appointed Goodwin to serve as a “senior advisor” to the University of Virginia’s board (Goodwin had previously served a a board member). Over the years, Goodwin also made nearly $200,000 in contributions to McDonnell’s political action committee, campaign, and inaugural committee.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcdonnell-trial-additional-gifts

  39. 103 Nena20409
    June 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  40. 104 GGail
    June 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    GOOOOOAAAAALLLL, Columbia scored on Penalty kick


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